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Neil Gits Surprisingly Busy…

26th November 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

November is usually quite a dead month for work for me with everything going mad in the festive month of December instead, but this past week has been manic with a wedding, a 60th birthday and three quiz nights on the trot .. plus of course my radio show ! I was glad to have a night in this evening (before hitting the road again for a netball team party tomorrow!)  and tidy up all the odds n sods that needed doing on the show which you can hear again Saturday at 5pm. It sounds very much like this …

This Week’s Playlist:

Gloria Gaynor  –  Never Can Say Goodbye

Curtis Hairston  –  I Want You All Tonight

Stylistics  –  Hey Girl Come & Get It (for Danny)

Fatback  –  I Found Lovin’ (Original 12″ Version from 1983)

Gap Band  –  Party Train (for Harry in Grays)

Heatwave  –  Razzle Dazzle

Rose Royce  –  Wishing On A Star

Will Downing  –  She

Mascara – See You In L.A. (for Mick)

Shakatak  –  Easier Said Than Done

Rufus & Chaka Khan  –  Any Old Sunday

Level 42  –  43

GQ  –  Boogie Oogie Oogie (for Kerion)

Young & Co  –  I Like What You’re Doing To Me  (for Harry)

Metropolis  –  Reach

Denise Kelly & Fame  –  I’d Like To Get Into You

Aretha Franklin  –  Daydreaming

Detroit Spinners  –  Love Is In Season

Trammps  –  That’s Where The Happy People Go

Gloria Jones  –  Tainted Love

Commodores  –  Flying High

Ashford & Simpson  –  Bourgie Bourgie

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:

“The Old Git @ The Olde Dog – Total Request Fest !”
Billericay Road, Herongate Tye, Brentwood, CM13 3SD
DJ Neil Matthew playing….
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Disco from and inspired by the classic era of the 70s & 80s”
7pm  –  10.30pm   –   Free Entry
Chill out with the tunes !
Saturday 26th November
“Dave Lee Andrews Soul Show”
Rubies @ The Monico, Canvey Island
Dave has an impressive C.V. having worked throughout the 80s & 90s with:
Luther Vandross, Barry White and Whitney Houston…to name just three !
Free Entry  –   8pm – 2am   –   DJ & dancing too ….
Saturday 26th November
Club Ciroc, South Street, Romford
John Leech “The Essex Soul Man” plus Guest DJ Paul Travi
More details to follow …
Saturday 3rd December
“The Stylistics Live At The Cliffs Pavillion”
Last date of their tour – see local press for details…
Saturday 3rd December
“Soul On The Harbour – Xmas Party !”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
8pm -1am     –     Free Entry
DJs : Johnny H, Paul Spickett, Micky B, Jason Anderson, Rookie Penny
Saturday 3rd December
“Essex Funkers Big Xmas Bash!”
Harlow Town FC
7pm – 1am
DJs: Tom Holland, Paul Clark & Les Knott
Tickets £8 in advance or £12 on the door
Contact: (07800)72475   or  (01273) 413800
Saturday 10th December
“Soul By The Sea – Xmas Special”
Saks Underground (Basement Bar), Clifftown Road, Southend
“Soul, Funk, Boogie & A Touch Of Latin”
DJs: Gary Dennis, DJ Hugsta, Scott James, Chris White, Mick Liste
9pm – 2am
Tickets £6 on the door  -arrive early!
Saturday 10th December
Estuary Soul Xmas Special,
The Westcoast Bar, Margate
8pm  –  3am     –    Tickets are £5 in advance
Two Rooms of Soul, Jazz-Funk By The East Kent Soul Connection !
DJs include: Tony Matthews, Pete Collins, Micky B, Jason Anderson, Jonny & Messy
More details at …
Sunday 11th December
“The Old Git At The Olde Dog – Part 4!”
The Olde Dog, Bilericay Road, Herongate
7pm -10.30pm
A Total Request-Fest !!
Saturday 31st December
“Soul By The Jetty – New Years Eve Special!”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
8pm  –  2am
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly…
Plus: Tony Matthews & Jazzbod from Caister
“A full-on PARTY featuring quality Soul, Funk, Jazz-Funk, Nu-Jazz and Caister grooves with added feel-good flavas…”
Wristbands £8 – IN ADVANCE ONLY – Tel:07989 591399
Or for full details see:
Saturday 31st December
“Stomp-ford 2 – New Years Eve Party!”
The Squire, North Street, Romford, RM5 3AB
8pm  –  5am !
“The Sweet Rhythms Of Soul Music from the Stomp Team…”
Tickets £15 available until 18th December…
…after that £20 if not already sold out !
Full details at:
Saturday 31st December
“KTF Soul Club vs Dirty John’s New Years Knees Up!”
The Railway Tavern, Stanford Le Hope
7.30pm  –  1.30 am
Two rooms of tunes – tickets £5 in advance only
Details at:
Every Friday:
 “Soul @ The Squire”
The Squire Public House, North Street, Romford
Free Entry  –   8pm – 1am
Resident DJ: Steve Kite (Caister)  plus various guests
Every Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am   –   Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one December 2nd
Second Sunday: The Old Git At The Olde Dog – Herongate – see above ! Next: 11th December
Last Friday: Soul Survivors – Bar Vic – Victoria Avenue, Southend  –  next one TBC
Bi-Monthly Events:
Soul By The Jetty  –  next one  New Years Eve !
Further details above as each night comes around.
Friday 30th March – Sunday 1st April
The Comfort Hotel, Clacton-on-Sea
***Tickets & Accomodation Selling Fast ! Hurry! ***
More info at  and

 And don’t forget…

Live Jazz @ The Inn On The Green – Mountnessing Road, Billericay

Every First Sunday of the month

Lunchtime Session: 1pm – 4pm

Next date : 4th December

If you enjoy the show, then the chances are you will like what happens each month here with music provided by The Dan Banks Duo

Admission is FREE !  Hope to add more details here soon…

Also recommended…

Friday nights at…

Lot 75 , Shenfield with Graham Norton

Plasma, Wickford with Geoff Grove

Both guys play every other week and include plenty of “our” tunes amongst other styles…

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place early in 2011 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ or a punter and I can spread the word to fellow “Old Gits” in this space !

E-mail: [email protected] or send a voice/text message to (01268)833978

The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm